Aspirants preparing for UPSC Civil Services 2019 must know the complete UPSC Civil Services 2019 Examination Syllabus for both Prelims and Main exam. UPSC requires a comprehensive preparation with strategy and discipline. Hence it is essential that the candidates know about the topics which they have to prepare for acing the exam. The UPSC Civil Services Syllabus pdf of give the list of all the important topics for both prelims and main which the candidate should prepare for the exam as per it, in order to score well. Check the UPSC Civil Services 2019 Syllabus for Prelims and Main exam from below.
UPSC Civil Services 2019 (IAS) Syllabus
UPSC conducts Civil Services Examination for the various administrative position such as Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) etc. It is a highly competitive examination with around 10 to 11 lakh candidates appearing for the Prelims only. Hence, it becomes important that the candidate has the full syllabus booklet of both the prelims and the main examination.
We are providing the direct link here to download the complete UPSC syllabus for both Prelims and Main. They should download the pdf and prepare as per the syllabus
Download Syllabus: Click here to download the UPSC Civil Services 2019 Examination Syllabus PDF.
Books for UPSC Civil Services Preparation
UPSC Civil Services is an exam which demands strategic, consistent preparation from the aspirants. And preparing for the exam of such high-level creates the need of having the books which can help students in a way that they need not refer to other books. Here we are providing a list of the necessary books that every candidate should have for the exam.
For UPSC IAS 2019 Prelims:
|Books||Link to buy|
|The complete pack of NCERT books(Class 6-12)||Buy Here|
|India’s Struggle for Independence||Buy Here|
|Indian Polity by Laxmikant||Buy Here|
|India and World Geography by Majid Husain||Buy Here|
|Oxford School Atlas||Buy Here|
|General Studies Manual Paper 1 2016||Buy Here|
|General Knowledge – Lucent||Buy Here|
|Environment and Ecology: Biodiversity, Climate change, Disaster Management for Civil Services Examination||Buy Here|
|CSAT – Solved Papers for Civil Services Preliminary Examination (General Studies Paper II)||Buy Here|
|General Studies Paper II||Buy Here|
For UPSC IAS 2019 Main:
|Books||Link to buy|
|History of Modern World( History GS-1 )||Buy Here|
|Social Problems In India (Indian Society GS-1)||Buy Here|
|India After Gandhi: The history of the World’s Largest Democracy(World History GS-1)||Buy Here|
|Governance for Growth in India (Governance GS 2)||Buy Here|
|Internal Security & Disaster Management (GS Paper 3)||Buy Here|
|India’s National Security: A Reader (National Security GS-3)||Buy Here|
|Contemporary Essays for Civil Services Examination||Buy Here|
|151 Essays||Buy Here|
UPSC Civil Services Previous Year Papers
Sample papers and papers of previous years have an important role in any examination’s preparation. By solving these papers, candidates can get an idea about the past trends of the topics, question, marks distribution etc. Many a time, questions from these previous papers come up again in the exams. Considering how vast is the syllabus of UPSC, solving the papers, the links for some of which are being provided on this page, will be a plus point for all aspirants.
|Agriculture Paper I||Click Here|
|Agriculture Paper 2||Click Here|
|Chemistry Paper 1||Click Here|
|Chemistry Paper 2||Click Here|
|Civil Engineering Paper 1||Click Here|
|Civil Engineering Paper 2||Click Here|
|Commerce and Accountancy Paper 1||Click Here|
|Commerce and Accountancy Paper 2||Click Here|
|Electrical Engineering Paper 1||Click Here|
|Electrical Engineering Paper 2||Click Here|
|Geography Paper 1||Click Here|
|Geography Paper 2||Click Here|
|History Paper 1||Click Here|
|History Paper 2||Click Here|
|Geology Paper 1||Click Here|
|Geology Paper 2||Click Here|
Note: Candidates can visit the official website of UPSC to download more papers.
Preparation Tips for UPSC Civil Services 2019
UPSC is a tough and competitive examination which requires a combination of smart and hard work along with strategy and discipline. The ideal time for preparation is around 1 year. Whoever prepares for UPSC knows about the level of toughness of this exam and will know how to prepare accordingly. But we are providing here some basic tips for the aspirants which they can incorporate in their study plan for a much better preparation:
- Firstly, it is necessary that the candidate should be clear about the pattern and the syllabus of the examination. Knowing the pattern and the syllabus can help student strategize as to what are their weak and strong areas, prioritise each and every topic etc.
- They should limit themselves to the prescribed books and not run after every book suggested by peers. Looking for many books at one time creates a state of confusion and thus hampers the preparation of the student.
- Make notes of small things such as current affairs, important dates, facts and figures etc. Students can carry these notes with them anywhere and read from these notes, thus reducing the time wastage.
- Apart from reading the prescribed books, candidates are advised to read editorials from major newspapers such as The Hindu, the Deccan Chronicle etc. Reading these editorials will help candidates develop their own views about various topics and in the essay section as well.